The area of Alleynes Bay on the west coast of beautiful Barbados is one of the hidden gems of the island. If you are looking for peaceful surroundings, activities within walking distance and spectacular sea views then renting an Alleynes Bay condo is the perfect option for you. Alleynes Bay is uncrowded, unlike other areas of Barbados, which means that you are guaranteed a tranquil time on your holiday. Should you wish to venture out from your beautiful condo, there are a myriad of activities available right on your doorstep.
The first thing you will notice about Alleynes Bay is its wonderful beach. White, sandy and unspoilt: Alleynes Bay beach is one of the best places for a spot of sunbathing or swimming. There are also many watersports accessible at the beach including snorkelling, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and surf-fishing. Other activities that are available in Alleynes Bay include bird watching, walking, cycling and hiking.
The parish of St. James where Alleynes Bay is located has a lot for visitors to see and do – if you can tear yourself away from your rental condo for long enough!
Approximately 12 kilometres to the south of Alleynes Bay is the historic town of Holetown. Holetown was the first settlement on the island of Barbados and was originally named Jamestown. The name was changed thanks to the practice of unloading and cleaning ships in a small channel on the outskirts of the town.
Many visitors go to Holetown to see St. James Parish Church. This is the oldest church on Barbados and was built in 1628. The original wooden structure was destroyed by fire in the late 1600s and was replaced by a stone structure. The church has beautiful stained glass windows and some of the original stonework from the 17th century.
The whole of the island of Barbados is lucky enough to enjoy a moderate tropical climate. This means that visitors can bask in glorious temperatures most of the year round. The average daytime temperature during the dry season is 28°C, with it regularly reaching a high of 31°C and a minimum of 25°C. The wet season runs from June to November; although the average annual rainfall on Barbados is 40 inches. The island is also located away from the hurricane belt meaning visitors are unlikely to experience hurricanes or tropical storms.
For those looking to start their Alleynes Bay holiday, travelling to Barbados is very easy. There are regular, affordable flights on offer from various airlines including Virgin Atlantic, LIAT, British Airways, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines and BMI. Travellers can depart from a number of UK airports such as Glasgow (GLA), Edinburgh (EDI), Liverpool (LPL), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and London Heathrow (LHR). All flights land at the only airport on Barbados, Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), which is approximately 15 kilometres from Alleynes Bay.